Mar 9, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT
Harry Wendelstedt, who was an MLB umpire for more than 30 years before retiring in 1998, passed away today at age 73.
Wendelstedt, who worked five World Series, four All-Star games, and a record-tying five no-hitters, was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago.
The accompanying photo shows Wendelstedt with his son, Hunter Wendelstedt, who followed in his footsteps and is a current MLB umpire.
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